|Morning Concert: An Interview with Caroline Gautier|
From a program recorded on July 16, 1980, Charles Amirkhanian introduces the work of the French actor and singer, Caroline Gautier. She talks about her investigation of early examples of spoken ballads or musical declamations. To highlight her comments Amirkhanian presents three seldom performed works, composed by Robert Schumann, and performed by Gautier and pianist Michaël Lévinas. Gautier provides the story behind each piece as well as describing how her acting talent is incorporated into t...
Keywords: Morning Concert Series; Music; Interview; Classical Music
|Morning Concert: Criticism of San Francisco Chronicle Music Critics|
Charles Amirkhanian discusses the politics of new music in the Bay Area, with reference to the unsympathetic criticism, leveled at avant-garde artists such as John Cage and Merce Cunningham, by music critics at the New York Time and San Francisco Chronicle, among others. Amirkhanian argues that while Bay Area audiences clearly support the radical styles of the avant-garde, the local papers of note only employ music critics that favor the contemporary classical music of more academically oriented...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Lecture; Panel Discussion; New Music
|Morning Concert: Discussions with Paul Dresher, Gerald Oshita, and J.D. Parren|
From a recording made in May of 1991, Charles Amirkhanian interviews Paul Dresher about his theatrical production, “Pioneer”, which "celebrates and exposes American explorers and the myths of the pioneering spirit." Several songs from the production are also heard. The two also discuss the difficulties in portraying offensive attitudes such as racial bigotry and the history of American colonialism...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Interview and Music; Music Theatre
|Morning Concert: Tribute to Betty Freeman|
In honor of her 70th birthday, Betty Freeman appears on KPFA's Morning Concert, hosted by Charles Amirkhanian. Freeman shares anecdotes from her long career, first as a budding pianist and then as a supporter of contemporary composers such as Harry Partch, John Cage, and La Monte Young. Freeman also describes her work as a photographer of composers, and gives her opinions about listening to and loving new music...
Keywords: interviews; KPFA Morning Concert series; Betty Freeman; New Music
|Morning Concert: Alexander Kan: Mr. New Music USSR|
When the ROVA Saxophone Quartet toured the Soviet Union in the mid-1980s, it was the enterprising and irrepressible Alexander Kan who invited the group and organized the visit against improbable odds. In 1988 KPFA turned the tables and invited Mr. Kan to its studio for a discussion. He was the leading Soviet producer of new music, avant-garde jazz, and experimental rock. The founder of the Leningrad Contemporary Music Club, which throughout the late 1970s until it was banned in the 1980s, served...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Music; Interview; Orchestral Music; Jazz
|Morning Concert: John Cage Memorial Program Upon His 80th Birthday|
From September 4, 1992, Charles Amirkhanian introduces a retrospective on the life of composer John Cage, whose work has had a great influence on artistic thought in the 20th Century, and who had just passed away a few weeks before what would have been his 80th birthday on September 5th 1992. Richard Friedman, and composer, author, and critic Charles Shere join in the commentary, and archival recordings of Cage’s voice complete the festivities...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Documentary; New Music; John Cage
|Morning Concert: Prospero's Pens|
Fountain pens were the early 20th Century equivalent of the laptop computer. Allowing individuals the ability to write without being tied to a desk and inkwell, this unique American invention came to symbolize literacy for the man or woman who owned and carried one. Recently, as computer technology has threatened to wipe out the individual personality of the handwritten word, hoards of collectors have rediscovered the joy of writing with new and vintage instruments which can vary the width of th...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Other Finds; Fountain Pens
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|Morning Concert: Chapel Court and Countryside - The Bach-Beethoven Connection|
Music of J.S. Bach and his sons, C.P.E, Bach and the “English” John Christian Bach, and their influence on Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, all in performances which attempt to approximate the sounds that audiences of the period might have experienced. Some listeners will prefer these performances, others will not; yet they all will offer insights into how the majesty of Bach led to the magic of Mozart...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Music; Classical Music
|Morning Concert: A Visit with Philip Corner|
In this program, recorded in May of 1979, New York composer Philip Corner is the guest of Charles Amirkhanian. He discusses his music in preparation for his appearance at the Exploratorium in San Francisco as part of the Speaking of Music series of lecture/performances. As a member of the faculty of Livingston College (Rutgers University), Corner continued his provocative, improvisation-oriented, music making based on highly original, open-ended, beautifully handwritten, performance notations wh...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Music; Interview; Percussion music; Improvisation
|Morning Concert: Interview with Arturo Salinas|
In an interview, recorded on June 22, 1979, Charles Amirkhanian talks with the Mexican composer Arturo Salinas. Born in Monterrey, Mexico, Salinas studied composition with Robert Cogan at the New England Conservatory, ethnomusicology with Charles Boilès in Montreal, electro-acoustic music and microtonality with Jean-Etienne Marie in Paris, and orchestral conducting with Igor Markevitch. Included in this program is a complete performance of his “Memoire Imarcescible”, an electro-acoustic tap...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview; Music; Microtonal Music
|Morning Concert: Interview with Lawrence Weschler|
From a recording made in July of 1988, Charles Amirkhanian interviews Lawrence Weschler, essayist for the New Yorker Magazine and grandson of composer Ernst Toch. They discusses his book “Shapinsky's Karma, Boggs's Bill, and Other True-Life Tales ”, which profiles six people who unexpectedly changed the direction of their lives. These include the story of James Boggs who blurred the lines between art and commerce by painting exquisite copies of $100 bills and then insisted on spending them, ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Interview; Modern Art; Lawrence Weschler
|Criss x Cross by Jon Gibson|
Jon Gibson performs three movements from his five movement, 1979, composition, “Criss x Cross,” after which he discusses the piece with program host, Charles Amirkhanian. This somewhat aleatoric work apparently follows a score in which the notes are indicated without any rhythmic instructions, and much of the phrasing and duration of the notes is improvised. The work is influenced by Gibson’s interest in bagpipe music and the pibrochs of the Scottish Highlands, although one can also see pa...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Music; New Music; Saxophone music
|Morning Concert: Emily Dickinson, Maria Callas, and Jennie Tourel|
Host Sarah Cahill presents a diverse number of musical settings of poems by the renowned American poet Emily Dickinson. Juxtaposed settings by Aaron Copland, John Adams, George Perle and Ernst Bacon reveal each composer’s unique approach to handling Dickinson’s enigmatic work. While Adams’s well-known “Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson” is featured in its entirety, seldom-heard work by Perle and Bacon offers a different take not only on the text, but on the author’s status as hermit-po...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Music; Art Songs
|Morning Concert: An Hurrian Cult Song from Ancient Ugarit|
Charles Amirkhanian interviews Anne Draffkorn Kilmer, Professor of Assyriology at the University of California at Berkeley, about an LP ”Sounds from silence; Recent discoveries in ancient Near Eastern music” which documents a previously unknown musical composition dating from around 1400 BC. This ancient fertility hymn from Ugarit caused an international sensation when modern research made available for the first time, the knowledge necessary for the translation of ancient clay tablets which...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview; Ancient Music
|Morning Concert: The Music of David Jaffe|
Composer-performer David Jaffe has bridged the gap between acoustic folk music and the world of cerebral computer music with a multi-stylistic approach. A lecturer at Stanford University, where much of his work is produced at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). Jaffe also worked with neXt Computers on creating new types of music software. His composition Impossible Animals contains human voice timbres in the shape of carefully analyzed bird songs...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview and Music; 20th Century Classical; David Jaffe
|Morning Concert: Foday Musa Suso-The Dreamtime|
Charles Amirkhanian interviews the Mandingo Griot musician from Gambia, Foday Musa Suso. A virtuoso on the 21-stringed kora, he also is a drummer and composer whose multi-instrumental talents are highlighted on numerous recordings, including The Dreamtime, a CD from CMP (3001), issued in Germany. After teaching at the University of Ghana and performing radio and television programs throughout Europe, Suso moved to the United States in 1977...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview; World Music; Jazz; Foday Musa Suso
|Charles Shere Returns to KPFA|
Specialists in New Music have long been associated with KPFA’s Music Department, be it John Rockwell, Alan Rich, Robert Erickson, Glen Glasow, or Charles Amirkhanian. But for intensity of production and richness of quality no term at KPFA was more productive than that of former Music Director Charles Shere who’s tenure at the station lasted from 1965 to 1967. Now the Music & Art critic for the Oakland Tribune, and a distinguished composer as well, Mr...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview and Music; New Music; Charles Shere
|Morning Concert: The Music of Charles Boone|
Charles Amirkhanian interviews Bay Area composer Charles Boone about his early musical career, starting as a member of a high school band, then as a student at USC. He also studied with Ernst Krenek and Adolph Weiss in Los Angeles. Here he introduces a number of his pieces, including “Raspberries” for percussion ensemble.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview and Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; 20th Century Classical
|Morning Concert: The Music of Richard Felciano|
Charles Amirkhanian interviews Richard Felciano, a member of the faculty at UC Berkeley, whose album “The Music of Richard Felciano”, has been issued by Composers Recordings, Inc. Felciano introduces a number of his works including a December 1975 live performance of a piece for 14 carillons located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area all playing simultaneously. Felciano also discusses the challenges facing contemporary composers of new music.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview and Music; 20th Century Classical; New Music; Richard Felciano
|Morning Concert: Collected Audiophonies|
A program of avant-garde sound poetry and music by Charles Amirkhanian and Anthony Gnazzo, featuring a collection of their recent and past compositions. Interspersed among the formal pieces are bits of sound collage and Gnazzo's commentary on his career retrospective slide show. Also this morning Tony Gnazzo, who had recently announced his retirement from composing avant-garde music, and who has not been seen at a concert of new music for over fourteen months, presents his seminar on retirement ...
Keywords: KPFA; Morning Concert series; Sound Poetry; Interview and Music; Anthony Gnazzo
|Morning Concert: William Winant|
Percussionist William Winant was born in Los Angeles to a family of accomplished actors and musicians. He studied at Los Angeles City College and Cal Arts before doing advanced studies at York University in Toronto in 1979. He returned to the West Coast to study with composer Lou Harrison at Mills College in Oakland and has performed with the Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio. Charles Amirkhanian interviews with this talkative and gifted Bay Area instrumentalist...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Interview and Music; 20th Century Classical; New Music; William Winant
|Morning Concert: An Interview with William Ward|
Charles Amirkhanian interviews William Ward on the subject of one of his oratorios, Fray Junípero Serra, a Franciscan priest who founded many of the Catholic Missions in California. Amirkhanian also questions Ward on his own experiences as a student and teacher of music in the United States. Dr. William R. Ward holds a Ph.D. degree from the Eastman School of Music, and for many years served as chairman of the Music Department of San Francisco State University and later as the Associate Dean of ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview; Music; 20th Century Classical
|Morning Concert: An Interview with Doris Hays|
From a program recorded on May 12, 1983, Charles Amirkhanian interviews pianist, educator, and composer Doris Hays, as well as playing a selection of her music. Doris, who later adopted the name of Sorrel in 1985, was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1941 and from an early age showed an interest in music. She was performing regularly for her church by the age of 12, and was an accompanist and soloist for the Chattanooga Boys Choir at 15...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Dorris Hays; Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic
|Morning Concert: Lars Gunnar Bodin|
Amirkhanian talks with Swedish composer Lars Gunnar Bodin. The program includes a demonstration of computer mix-down technique.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview and Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; Sound Poetry; Lars Gunnar Bodin
|Morning Concert: An Interview with Mari Kimura|
The brilliant young violinist and composer from Japan is interviewed about her career and her recent composition “U (The Cormorant)” for violin and tape. She also describes some of the challenges of performing music that blends electronics with a traditional instrument.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview; Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic Music; Mari Kimura
|Morning Concert: Benjamin Lees|
Charles Amirkhanian talks to composer Benjamin Lees about his memories of living in Paris including playing chess with Marcel Duchamp and meeting other famous artists. We then hear the premier performance of Lees’ Concerto for brass choir and orchestra.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview and Music; 20th Century Classical; Orchestral Music; Benjamin Lees
|Morning Concert: John Rockwell|
In March 1983, Knopf Publishers of New York released the controversial book ALL AMERICAN MUSIC: Composition of the late 20th Century, by New York Times music critic John Rockwell. On March 14, 1983, live on the KPFA Morning Concert, Charles Amirkhanian talked with Rockwell about this book and the various composers featured, including the range from Milton Babbitt to Neil Young and Phil Glass to Ornette Coleman...
Keywords: All American Music; John Rockwell; Knopf Publishers; Morning Concert Series; composition; music critics; New York Times
|Morning Concert: New Music: When and Where? A Critique of the San Francisco Symphony|
In 1988 and 1989, a spate of articles and letters to the “San Francisco Chronicle” raised the question: “Is the San Francisco Symphony too radical in its programming of contemporary music?”. In this program, Charles Amirkhanian hosts a panel discussion, complete with musical examples, addressing this question. Participants include Michael Steinberg, Artistic Advisor of the Symphony and writer of the exemplary program notes which are distributed to concert-goers weekly, and Mark Volkert, ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Music; Lecture; Panel Discussion; 20th Century Classical
|Morning Concert: Leo Ornstein - An 88th Birthday Tribute|
Charles Amirkhanian celebrates the 88th birthday of American composer Leo Ornstein with a special concert devoted to his music. Born in Kremenchug Russia, on December 11, 1892, (or Dec. 2, 1893) he moved to the United States in 1907. His antics as a pianist, including his introducing to concert audiences around 1910 a brand of composing previously unknown, brought him a reputation as a fiery radical of the keyboard...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview and Music; 20th Century Classical; New Music; Leo Ornstein
|Morning Concert: Charles Hamm on the Evolution of Popular Music|
Charles Hamm, noted historian and musicologist specializing in American music both serious and popular, visited KPFA in October 1980. In this program Hamm discusses developments in South African and American popular music with Charles Amirkhanian and Chris Strachwitz, illustrating his comments with many recorded examples. Hamm, who has been involved with the study of Zulu popular music in particular reports on what he discovered during a trip to Africa...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Interview and Music; Popular Music; World Music; Charles Hamm
|Morning Concert: An Interview with Robert Hughes|
Recorded on December 16, 1980, Charles Amirkhanian interviews musician, composer, and conductor Robert Hughes. Topics discussed include working with Laurie Anderson on the world premiere of her work "Born, Never Asked". Fans of Anderson's later popular albums will recognize many of the musical themes running through this piece. The recording of the piece, made on May 17, 1980, features Anderson performing with the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra, an award winning group which was led by Hughes f...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Interview and Music; New Music; Performance Art; Robert Hughes
|Morning Concert: Carolie Shoemaker|
Carolie Shoemaker, composer, vocalist, and performance artist, hails from Seattle, where she has made a significant reputation as an innovative personality on the new music scene. Charles Amirkhanian interviews the visiting musician, who introduces selections from her work, including Yo(u) Tarzan, Stitch in Time, and other pieces. (from KPFA Folio)
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Interview and Music; Popular Music; Jazz; Carolie Shumaker
|Morning Concert: Music of Janice Giteck|
Recorded in 1978, Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer Janice Giteck about her recent European tour with the Port Costa Players in which they performed two of her works of ritual and musical theater, “Thunder like a White Bear Dancing” and “Callin’ Home Coyote”. Giteck discusses the influence that contributed to her work and the way in which they were received in different parts of Europe...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview; Music; New Music; Janice Giteck
|Morning Concert: The Music of the Hurdy-Gurdy, plus selections by Ralph Vaughan Williams and David Byrne|
In the first Morning Concert broadcast from the new building, Charles Amirkhanian interviews Howard Hersh about his new piece, Shrapnel in the Heart. Charles also plays a number of selections from a new release on Saydisc Records entitled "Music of the Hurdy-Gurdy".
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Music; 20th Century Classical; Unconventional Instruments
|Morning Concert: An Interview with Leo Smit|
After listening to “In Woods for oboe, harp, and percussion” by American composer and pianist Leo Smit, Charles Amirkhanian then interviews the composer about his career and his relationship with other composers of the first half of the 20th century.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview and Music; 20th Century Classical; Leo Smit
|Morning Concert: John Adams’ “Nixon in China” and an interview with Harvey Sollberger|
This program, recorded on March 10, 1988, begins with Charles Amirkhanian’s brief interview with composer Harvey Sollberger in which they discuss two of Sollberger’s works, “Persian Golf” and “Three or Four Things I Know About the Oboe.” The two are then joined by composer John Adams for a discussion about the state of New Music in the San Francisco Bay Area. The bulk of the program is then dedicated to John Adams’ blockbuster opera “Nixon in China.” This masterwork of contempo...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interviews; Opera; 20th Century Classical
|Morning Concert: A Visit with Paul Dresher|
Guitarist and composer Paul Dresher talks with Charles Amirkhanian and presents recordings of his music ranging from 1979 to 1986. Included will be a recent orchestral piece, excerpts from his chamber opera, “Slow Fire”, and the solo guitar work which first brought notice to the young Bay Area composer, “Liquid and Stellar Music”. (from KPFA Folio)
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview and Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; Music Theatre; Paul Dresher
|Morning Concert: The Music of Tim Souster|
English composer, Tim Souster, visited the San Francisco Bay Area in 1978 in order to produce a new composition at Stanford University’s internationally renowned computer music center, and during his stay happily agreed to be interviewed on KPFA. Charles Amirkhanian introduces Souster and his music during the course of a lively program, recorded at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Center on October 3, 1978...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Interview and Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; Tim Souster
|Morning Concert: Kermit Lynch: Adventures on the Wine Route|
Take a journey through the vineyards of France to the honky-tonks of America. Charles Amirkhanian talks with Kermit Lynch, Berkeley California based, wine importer extraordinaire, on the subject of French wines and the adventures in finding them. Mr. Lynch has documented his experiences in the book, “Adventures on the Wine Route: A Winebuyer’s Tour of France”. This book, which reads like a prose fantasy in parts, is a most engaging compilation of stories on the subject, and it has received...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Interview and Music; Popular Music; Kermit Lynch
|Morning Concert: Interview with Mordecai Bauman, 1980 - Mordecai Bauman|
Modern music rarely has enjoyed a specialist with such a voice. Mordecai Bauman was an American originala politically motivated artist who was at the far left wing of progressive politics in the 1930s. The quality and beauty of this talented baritone's singing rivaled both Enrico Caruso AND Paul Robeson. Here he speaks about his distinguished career which included the first recordings of songs by Charles Ives and his acquaintanceship with such left-wing composers as Elie Siegmeister, Marc Blitzs...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview; 20th Century Classical; Art Songs
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|Morning Concert: Jack Briece: On Finnish Music|
From a recording made on February 4, 1988, Charles Amirkhanian talks with composer, performer, and video artist, Jack Briece about contemporary Finnish music. Works heard include compositions by Harri Wessman, Jarmo Sermilä, Paavo Heininen, Lepo Sumera, Usko Meriläinen, and other talented Finnish composers who’s works remain relatively unknown in the United States. Having become interested in the music of Finland he traveled to the country in 1985 and then again in 1987, after which he wrote...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Interview and Music; 20th Century Classical; Orchestral Music; Jack Briece
|Morning Concert: Charles Amirkhanian's Last Morning Concert as KPFA Music Director|
The last Morning Concert with Charles Amirkhanian at the helm kicks off with an interview with David Harrington of the Kronos Quartet. This interview was recorded just prior to a concert by the Quartet at the Theater Artaud that was to feature new compositions by Mr. Bungle and Thomas Mapfumo written for the Kronos Quartet. The various roles individual players have within the Quartet is described. The second half of the program is dedicated to taking phone calls from listeners reminiscing with C...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Interview; 20th Century Classical; Avant-Garde; Charles Amirkhanian
|Morning Concert: Gavin Bryars|
Charles Amirkhanian interviews British composer Gavin Bryars and plays a selection of his music during a pledge marathon week at KPFA. Bryars, born in Yorkshire in 1943, is one of a group of British experimental composers interested in minimal yet consonant music. He has composed for the theater and dance, as well as for the concert hall, and has written three full-length operas. In this program you will hear three excerpts of his work, including his “Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet” with i...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Interview and Music; 20th Century Classical; Gavin Bryars
|Morning Concert: John Duffy & Heritage: A Symphonic Suite with Narration|
Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer John Duffy, whose television series soundtrack “Heritage: Civilization & The Jews,” has been reworked into a suite for orchestra with narrator. Duffy, the founder of the Meet the Composer organization, which assists groups in bringing composers to meet their audiences, has had a revolutionary impact on the American music scene of the late 20th century. Now Charles Amirkhanian plays turnabout and brings you John Duffy himself, interviewed shortly after ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; John Duffy; Interview, Music; 20th Century Classical
|Morning Concert: A Piano Recital by Klaus Billing|
From a program recorded on Feb. 3, 1983, the noted German pianist Klaus Billing, is Charles Amirkhanian’s guest, performing solo piano works by Hans Werner Henze, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Aribert Reimann. As an orchestral soloist, Billing has played with such conductors as Paul Hindemith, Hans Rosbaud, and Ernst Bour, and played concerts outside Europe in Egypt, Morocco, Iran, Pakistan, India, Japan, China, and Southeast Asia...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Klaus Billing; Music; 20th Century Classical
|Morning Concert: Guitarissimo, Part One. Solo Music|
Guitar virtuoso David Tanenbaum discusses new works extending the language of the instrument with Charles Amirkhanian. (from KPFA Folio)
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview; 20th Century Classical; Music; Guitar Music
|Morning Concert: The Music of Robert Hughes and the Poetry of Ezra Pound|
Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer, bassoonist, and conductor, Robert Hughes, one of the liveliest figures in San Francisco Bay Area music, and for many years conductor of the nationally prominent Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra. Hughes plays a selection of his works, largely in chronological order. The final four pieces in this program feature acoustic sounds juxtaposed against quadraphonic tapes realized primarily on Moog equipment at Mills College...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview and Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; Poetry; Robert Hughes; Ezra Pound
|Morning Concert: Experimental Musical Instruments|
Since it began publishing in 1982 the magazine, “Experimental Musical Instruments”, has exposed a growing readership to dozens of very unusual instruments and approaches to music-making. This bi-monthly 16 page newsletter also featured reviews of concerts, books, and records as well as an expanding letters section which acted as a forum for music enthusiasts. On the cover of the inaugural issue, editor Bart Hopkin states that “EMI is for people interested in new and unconventional musical ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview and Music; Unconventional Instruments; Avant-Garde; Experimental Musical Instruments
|Morning Concert: Conlon Nancarrow’s 80th Birthday|
Composer Conlon Nancarrow was born on October 27, 1912 in Texaskana, Arkansas and has lived in Mexico City since 1940. Richard Friedman speaks with him by telephone about his career, and introduces recent recordings of Nancarrow’s player piano music as well as works for live performers. Friedman also talks to Gordon Mumma who describes the early career of Nancarrow during which his music was largely unappreciated until Henry Cowell and John Cage took an interest in the composer’s studies for...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview and Music; New Music; Conlon Nancarrow
|Morning Concert: An Interview with Janice Giteck|
Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer Janice Giteck about her career and an upcoming concert with the SF Symphony. Ms. Giteck began her career as a Bay Area composer and teacher at UC Berkeley, and later became a member of the faculty at the Cornish Institute of the Arts in Seattle, WA., She was back in the Bay Area for the world premiere of her orchestral work Tree, which was to be played by members of the San Francisco Symphony under Edo de Waart on the New and Unusual Music series...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Interview and Music; New Music; Chamber Music; Janice Giteck